PM Imran Khan tasks Noorul Haq Qadri to contact JUI-F chief: sources
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has tasked Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri to contact Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, ARY News reported on Thursday, citing sources.
Rehman had earlier announced that his party will begin its anti-government movement on September 27.
According to the sources privy to the development, the prime minister while summoning details of Fazal-ur-Rehman’s expected sit-in asked the federal minister to present recommendations in this regard.
Qadri is also expected to contact the JUI-F chief and the premier would hold consultations in a meeting in the light of recommendations presented by the religious affairs minister, said sources.
Earlier in the day, former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supremo Nawaz Sharif had announced full support of his party for JUI-F’s Azadi March.
The announcement was made in a letter penned by Sharif from the Kot Lakhpat jail to Jamiat Ulam-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman.
On the other hand, the Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa (KP) government has devised a strategy to restrain the Azadi march from entering Punjab.
This was decided in a meeting of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) parliamentary party took place in Peshawar. KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Governor Shah Farman and PTI’s provincial lawmakers were also in attendance in the meeting.